Spitfire Mk Vb BM597 at Flying Legends 2010, Duxford

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Spitfire Mk Vb BM597

In the colours of No. 317 Polish Fighter Squadron, to which this Spitfire was assigned in 1942.

18 comments on “Spitfire Mk Vb BM597 at Flying Legends 2010, Duxford
  1. pasujoba says:

    Cracking shot Ian , rich colours and very vibrant . Have you noticed the shape of the aerial very similar to the P-47 one we found .

  2. mickb6265 says:

    love the angle and details,ian..the gunsight makes it…impressed.!

  3. Tim Spicer Photography says:

    Nice shot Ian. Bags of detail.

  4. redrocker_9 says:

    Terrific prespective on this Ian

  5. andyholmfirth says:

    Chocks away !! Bet that sounded good ?

  6. Gary Shield says:

    Superb shot Ian, great movement

  7. stuant63 says:

    Love it – from that (great) angle it seems eager to be taking off into the sky

  8. mrrobertwade (wadey) says:

    I agree, super shot

  9. ​favourite waste of time​ says:

    wonderful dof — love the vibration on that prop

  10. **Hazel** says:

    Powerful image Ian, I love the vibration and the detail in the cockpit!

  11. C J Paul (chris) says:

    wow great capture ian

  12. Pleasureprinciple2012 says:

    Look at the 6 foot of nose in front of the cockpit…brilliant. The rear view mirror is a nice feature as well.

  13. Mike J Chapman says:

    Good shot from a nice angle.

  14. Ian D B says:

    Many thanks all.

    Those Rolls Royce Merlins sound great Andy, nothing better.
    Except perhaps a Packard Merlin on a P51 Mustang…

  15. mick cooke says:

    like the blur of the propeller, nice one

  16. Reflective Kiwi %-) says:

    Great detail %-)

  17. Kingsdude/Dave says:

    Superb shot Ian – have just read today that there are up to 20 MkIIs Spitfires which were buried in Burma in 1945 still unassembled and in their original crates which may be able to be located and rebuilt ! Now that would be a great project :-))

  18. bazylek100 says:

    A few moving photos from 2010: forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=101095

    I hope to visit Duxford some day!

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